The Open University of Mauritius (OU) has been established on 12 July 2012 according to the Open University of Mauritius ACT 2010. The Mauritius College of the Air, which was established in 1971, has integrated the Open University of Mauritius in July 2012. The Open University aims at delivering quality education to learners who are unable to be physically present on campus.
The vision of the Open University of Mauritius is to be among the leading open universities recognized worldwide for providing high-quality education and training.
The OU has been founded to open up quality education to all, regardless of their socio-economic status, background, age, place of residence, race, colour and creed.
The OU provides the flexibility, qualifications and world-class teaching learners are looking for. Everyone can earn a qualification while working; learners may also wish to work part-time and study part-time; and others, including, school-leavers can study full-time. With our top-leading blend of distance learning, supported by innovative study materials and videos, every learner gets an exceptional learning experience in his/her own time, at home, work or wherever s/he chooses reading, watching or listening to materials supplied, working out course activities and assignments with regular support from the tutor who is always an email away.
The mission of the Open University of Mauritius is to provide quality education to people of all backgrounds from Mauritius and around the world with the ultimate aim of developing their intellectual, moral, civic, and creative capacities to the fullest so that they can lead a life full of dignity while contributing meaningfully to the socio-economic development of their nation.
In line with the philosophy of the Open University of Mauritius to facilitate the learning mode of the students through technological tools, the Library has set up an e-library. This service offers many advantages, such as:Books are available on a 24/7 basis.Students do not have to travel to the library to consult the booksRegistered learners can access e-books and online journals.
The Academic Council of the Open University of Mauritius oversees and approves all programmes. OU (like all public universities) does not need TEC accreditation.
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